Monday, April 04, 2011

4.4 :: Warning Steep Incline - Unnecessary Burdens - Technicalities - Burnrate - Trolls on a Roll - Another Beatdown -

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For VoIP Providers: Warning - Steep (Regulatory) Incline Ahead, CommLawBlog
More burdens just up the road, thanks to two Congressionally-ordered NPRMs
http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/CommLawBlog/~3/Oj51tigUsDQ/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ada/fcc2.htm

FCC Broadband Data Proposal Creates Unnecessary Burdens, USTelecom
A Federal Communications Commission proposal to expand collection of broadband data would create burdensome reporting requirements for broadband providers, while yielding little public benefit, USTelecom said in comments filed March 30.
http://www.ustelecom.org/Video_Blogs/Blog/index.php/2011/03/31/fcc%e2%80%99s-broadband-data-proposal-creates-unnecessary-burdens/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/706.htm

LightSquared broadband: a threat to GPS?, Ars Technica
The Pentagon and Department of Transportation have a written the Federal Communications Commission a letterinsisting that they're more than a bit worried about a new satellite-based wholesale broadband service:LightSquared wireless.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/04/lightsquared-broadband-a-threat-to-gps.ars
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Feds slam LightSquared network plan, CW
Two U.S. agencies closely involved with GPS are calling on the FCC to force a more complete study of potential interference with the navigation system from the planned LightSquared mobile broadband network.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/tAtkpvI4cLs/Feds_slam_LightSquared_network_plan
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

FCC Commissioner Clyburn Releases Statement on Proposed Anti-Municipal Broadband Legislation, NATOA
On April 4, 2011, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn released a message decrying recent state anti-municipal broadband legislation. In her message, the Commissioner stated that these legislative initiatives serve to undermine the goals of the National Broadband Plan. "I remain concerned...
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/natoa-news/~3/usNAy4s_t6I/fcc-commissioner-clyburn-relea.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/muni.htm

House Subcommittee Approves BTOP Oversight Bill, NATOA
The House Communications Subcommittee held a hearing on April 1 to discuss draft legislation that would increase oversight over the BTOP and BIP programs. Testimony was given by NTIA Administrator Larry Strickling and RUS Administrator Jonathan Adelstein. The draft bill...
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/natoa-news/~3/uGeqtbwx4QA/house-subcommittee-approves-bt.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/stimulus.htm

Defendant Succeeds On Second Attempt With a Section 230 Dismissal--Mealer v. GMAC, Tech & Marketing Law
Mealer v. GMAC Mortgage LLC, 2011 WL 1103357 (D. Ariz. March 25, 2011) I previously blogged about...
http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2011/03/on_its_second_a.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/samaritan.htm

Court chucks Verizon's net-neutralilty appeal; company will refile, The Hill
A federal court threw out challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net-neutrality regulations filed by Verizon and MetroPCS in a decision issued Monday.
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/153687-court-chucks-verizons-net-neutralilty-appeal-company-will-refile
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Public Knowledge Pleased Verizon Challenge To Net Neutrality Dismissed, PK
"We are pleased that the Court dismissed Verizon's untimely and distracting challenge to the FCC's Net Neutrality order. Now we are confident the judicial system will deal with any and all appeals raised in an orderly and fair manner."
http://feeds.publicknowledge.org/~r/publicknowledge-main/~3/xyxwRdqlVyA/public-knowledge-pleased-verizon-challenge-net-neu
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Verizon's anti-net neutrality lawsuit tossed on technicality, Ars Technica
The US Court of Appeals for the Washington, DC circuit has just thrown out the first net neutrality lawsuits filed against the FCC. Those cases, brought by Verizonand small wireless carrier MetroPCS, argued that the FCC's December 2010 net
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/04/verizons-anti-net-neutrality-lawsuit-tossed-on-technicality.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

North American Broadband Trends, Circleid
The broadband sector, like the wireless sector, is one of the strongest growth areas of telecommunications. Unlike most OECD countries, where DSL tends to dominate, the majority of subscribers in the US fixed broadband market are cable subscribers. During 2010 the gap continued to widen as the cable companies accounted for 70% of new broadband
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110404_north_american_broadband_trends/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/broadband.htm

ARIN Responds to NTIA Request for Comments on IANA Functions, ARIN
No description
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2011/20110331.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ip.htm

Internet Society Submits Comments on the Future of the IANA Functions Contract, ISOC
No description
http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=3509
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ip.htm

burnrate > 3 x /8 per month, IPv4 Act Now
A few recent allocations in the APNIC region to Pakistan and South Korea has pushed the global burn rate of IPv4 addresses over 3 x /8 per month. With only about 16 blocks of free IPv4 left in all pools combined, it is not hard realize that IPv6 is needed sooner rather than later.
http://www.ipv4depletion.com/?p=588
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

VeriSign Signs .com for DNSSEC, Internet News
At long last, over 90 million .com domains are set to benefit from DNS security.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/InternetnewsRealtimeNewsForItManagers/~3/hU6ZGJ44BVM/3929791
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/security.htm

Trolls On A Roll, CommLawBlog
With decision from D.C. judge, copyright trolls may have found a new go-to jurisdiction
http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/CommLawBlog/~3/GNZg7YR-7Lk/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Judge administers another beatdown to P2P lawyer, severs cases, Ars Technica
Multiple federal judges in Chicago have absolutely ripped the tactics of the state's only attorney filing mass P2P file-sharing lawsuits in recent weeks. Now, two new rulings directly contradict a ruling from Judge Beryl Howell, an RIAA lobbyist-
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/04/judge-administers-another-beatdown-to-p2p-lawyer-severs-cases.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/p2p.htm

EPIC, Privacy Groups File Objection to Proposed Google Buzz Settlement, EPIC
EPIC and a coalition of consumer and privacy organizations have filed an objection to the "cy pres" allocation proposed by the attorneys in the Google Buzz matter. "Cy pres" ("as near as possible") is a legal doctrine that allows courts to allocate funds to protect the interests of individuals when there is a class action settlement. In these cases, courts are often
http://epic.org/2011/04/epic-privacy-groups-file-objec.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Google agrees to new privacy rules as part of Buzz settlement, Ars Technica
Google has settled with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that Google Buzz violated user privacy and used deceptive tactics to get people using the service. Both parties acknowledged the agreement on Wednesday morning, with Google noting that the Buzz
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/03/google-agrees-to-new-privacy-rules-as-part-of-buzz-settlement.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Documents Obtained by EFF Reveal FBI Patriot Act Abuses, EFF
In yesterday's Senate Judiciary Hearing, "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation," FBI Director Robert Mueller testified about the Bureau's desire to extend three expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act -- PATRIOT Section 215, authorizing secret court orders for the Internet and financial records of innocent Americans; the "lone wolf" wiretapping
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/documents-obtained-eff-reveal-fbi-patriot-act
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/patriot.htm

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